I didn't think any emails of Gov. Mark Sanford would hit the news already, but The State already has some online.
Two, mutual feelings .... You have a particular grace and calm that I adore. You have a level of sophistication that so fitting with your beauty. I could digress and say that you have the ability to give magnificent gentle kisses, or that I love your tan lines or that I love the curve of your hips, the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the night’s light - but hey, that would be going into sexual details ...read on
The State sat on the emails for months. I wonder how hard they really tried to verify them?
I feel bad for his family because this has to be so painful for his wife and kids. But as for Mark, well, he was one of those conservative idiots who attacked Bill Clinton and now is exposed as a fraud.
The standard Sanford has set for other politicians over the years has been fairly high. A member of the House of Representatives during the heyday of the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, he was often a harsh critic of the president for his marital misconduct.
This is "very damaging stuff," Sanford declared at one point, when details of Clinton's conduct became known. "I think it would be much better for the country and for him personally (to resign)... I come from the business side," he said. "If you had a chairman or president in the business world facing these allegations, he'd be gone."
Explaining his decision to back impeachment articles against Clinton, he added, "I think what he did in this matter was reprehensible... I feel very comfortable with my vote."
I doubt he will last more than a week or two as the Governor of South Carolina. I'm sure TMZ sent one hundred cameras down to Argentina and they won't come home until they find the girl of his dreams.
UPDATE: Sanford's office is saying that he won't step down.
Although some in South Carolina -- and nationally -- are calling for Gov. Mark Sanford to resign his office in the wake of his six-day hiatus from the state and his acknowledgment of an extramarital affair on Wednesday, a close adviser to the Republican governor told the Fix that Sanford is not considering such an option.
"Mark is firmly focused on reconciling his marriage, and on fulfilling his duties to the people of South Carolina for the remaining eighteen months of his term," said a senior adviser to Sanford who was granted anonymity to speak freely. "Jenny is a full partner in both of those desires."
The source added that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a major voice in the state GOP, has publicly voiced his support for Sanford to stay on as governor and plans to actively advocate for that position over the coming days.
OK, if a party and a politician is going to run on phony moral values then they should die by those same values, but forget the affair, Mark Sanford looked like a deranged man yesterday at his presser and showed an instability that bordered on the insane. He's obviously in a mental collapse and shouldn't be leading the people of South Carolina. And the most damning fact is that he abandoned his post for almost a week. He left all the people of South Carolina without someone in charge with the power to call the shots and if a major incident had occurred the state would have been immobile to take action. That's a firing offense all by itself.
UPDATE II: Phony outrage post by Red State: To majority media and other Democrats : we police our own, and you don’t get to judge</a>
Waaaa.....OK, we don't judge you differently---you set up the dumb values/Focus on the Family litmus test and when John Ensign and David Vitter fail that test, they receive standing ovations from fellow conservatives.
Another, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, said Ensign was "warmly" received. After speaking for about two minutes, Ensign received applause from his Republican peers.